The clergy at St. Brigid Catholic Church have dedicated their lives to the service of others. The sacrament of Holy Orders affords us so many gifts and blessings. There have been 26 pastors of St. Brigid's. A list of them can be found here.
It is with immense joy and gratitude that I introduce myself as your new administrator, Fr. Cesar. After seven blessed years of serving in the ministry as a priest, I am humbled and thrilled to be
joining this vibrant and faith-filled community.
I have been truly blessed in my previous assignments at Good Shepherd Catholic Parish and Our Lady of Lourdes in Corcoran, where I have witnessed the power of faith and the beauty of community. Now, as I embark on this new chapter at St. Brigid Catholic Church, I am filled with excitement and anticipation for the journey ahead.
I believe that a parish is not just a physical location but a family united in our shared love for God and one another. Together, we will continue to build upon the strong foundation that has been laid, embracing the rich traditions of our Catholic faith and nurturing a deep sense of belonging.
I am here to serve you, to listen to your joys and concerns, to celebrate the sacraments with you, and to accompany you on your spiritual journey. Together, let us grow in faith, deepen our relationship with Christ, and extend His love and mercy to all those we encounter.
I am grateful for the warm welcome I have already received, and I look forward to serving you in whatever capacity I can. Let us embark on this journey of faith together, supporting and encouraging one another as we continue to build a community rooted in love and service.
May God bless our parish abundantly, and may the intercession of St. Brigid guide us in all that we do.
In Christ's love, Fr. Cesar
Deacon John Sousa was born in St. Jorge, Azore Islands. He came to the United States at the age of seventeen. He married Maria Costa in 1975. They have three sons: John Paul, Joseph and Albert. After retiring from Elementary School Administration in June, 2011, he was ordained a Permanent Deacon on January 15, 2011. He is assigned by the Bishop as the Diocese Director of the Permanent Diaconate Ministry. He is also active in the St. Brigid Portuguese and Baptism Ministries.
Saturday Vigil 4:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM
(Spanish) 12:00 PM
Monday - Thursday
Friday 8:15 AM
1st Saturday 9:00 AM
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Tuesday: 7:30 AM & 5:30 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM & 12:00 PM
Or by appointment by calling the Parish Office.
St. Brigid Catholic Church
200 East Florinda Street
Hanford, CA 93230 559.582.2533
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 PM
Closed for lunch: 12:00 to 1:00 PM
You can reach Father Solorio by calling for an appointment @ 559-582-2533.